- Great Britain
- Great Britain Tour: Vinod Menon
Great Britain Tour: Vinod Menon
What I liked the most is the flexibility I had
I would like to thank Umfulana for organizing a wonderful trip to the UK. What I liked the most is the flexibility I had in planning the tour that my family wanted, rather than going with a rigid plan which usually packaged tours have. Since I drove from London to Edinburgh with stops at Cambridge, York, Lakes, Glasgow and Edinburgh, I really experienced UK's urban areas and country side.
In London our stay was arranged in a Townhouse Hotel near Hyde Park. It was located right in Central London and hence many of the attractions in London which we visited were nearby. I had gone for a couple of London Tours (organized by premier tours) which were also good. The breakfast which was provided by the hotel was awesome and my family enjoyed it.
After that our stay in Cambridge, York and Lakes were in farm houses. Me, my wife and son thoroughly enjoyed the peace and tranquil in these farm houses. All of us are nature lovers and walks around these farm houses were truly an amazing experience.
Especially stay in the Farmhouse in Yorkshire was marvelous. It has a history of few hundred years. We enjoyed the long chats we had with Madame Pamela the owner of the farm house over our evening tea. She told us that it was first built in 15th century and then extensions were made in 16th century. I felt the ambiance was like that we see in Alfred Hitchcock and Agatha Christie movies.
Away from my busy profession, emails, phone calls, etc. it was a welcome break and Umfulana really did a good job in planning the trip for me. It was nice interacting with Jessica Parkin our Umfulana contact who was always there for me to do any clarifications and used to respond to my mail with utmost punctuality. If I plan another trip to Europe I will go back to Umfulana to organize it.
Vinod Menon, Bangalore, India